Friday, November 13, 2020

Jehovah’s Witness elders made teen listen recording of her rape for hours, lawsuit claims

 Elders at a Utah congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses allegedly forced a fifteen-year-old to listen to the recording of her rape over and over again for hours as part of a religious inquiry, a lawsuit before the Utah Supreme Court claims.


The case seeks to hold the leaders and the church at large responsible for inflicting emotional distress.

The church claims, and lower courts have ruled, that to hold them liable would violate the religious freedoms of the First Amendment of the US Constitution, since it involves weighing the appropriateness of religious conduct.

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